FUNCHAL, 23 February 2008 – Following allegations against Youthstream appearing on a few web-sites where the clarity, honesty and behaviour of Youthstream concerning the ‘Bill Amick Case’ is questioned, Youthstream feels it necessary to take a clear position and respond immediately if those allegations are created by opposition in the bid for the AMA National Motocross Championship who attempt to destroy the clean image of Youthstream.
The position between Youthstream and Heartland Media and Events LLC (the company owned and managed by Bill Amick) is so clear and transparent that Youthstream and Heartland Media and Events made a press release on the 28th May 2005 (below) announcing their partnership, and then again another press release on the 10th June 2006 (below) announcing the agreement with Budds Creek. Youthstream had a contract with Heartland Media and Events in order to find a competent promoter for the organization of the FIM Motocross of Nations in USA and eventually for future FIM Grand Prix (Motocross and SuperMoto). All relationships between Youthstream and Heartland Media and Events are legally made by contract. Between 2005 and 2007 Bill Amick had several meetings with AMA, US promoters and media concerning the 2007 FIM Motocross of Nations. Everybody clearly knew the role of Bill Amick regarding this issue.
Youthstream reserves itself to take legal action against anyone, who with their allegations damage Youthstream’s image.
Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, President of Youthstream commented, “We are offended by these allegations especially after long work and the professional relationship with FIM and many National Federations to develop and defend the value of the sport and to promote Motocross worldwide. Youthstream is recognized by many governments for its high quality of work and by partners for its fairness in business relationships.”
“I understand that in this moment there are some people who are very interested to try to discriminate our image, but using the resignation of Bill Amick to question our integrity is really not acceptable.” Mr. Luongo continued to say, “The work made by Youthstream is always in full respect of the International law and of the law in the country where it operates.”
“We do not want to comment on Mr. Amick’s choice to release publicly his letter of resignation but this is an internal problem between AMA and Bill Amick and we are not involved and we do not intend to be involved.”
“We have success in our work because we believe in true competition and in equal chance for everyone, which is why we never favour one rider / team / organizer or another because we believe when the starting gate drops until the chequered flag the strongest will win and this is our philosophy for business and for life.”
Mr. Luongo ended by saying, “Time is a gentleman, it will always give reason to the fact”.
Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.
Heartland Media & Events LLC is located at 118 East High Street, Suite A, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 43050. The company specializes in development of international motorsports properties and event promotion, and offers a wide variety of media-related and editorial services. More information is available firstname.lastname@example.org.